Re: Leader length
I like a 7 1/2 with an aprox 2 foot 5X-6X tippet for drys which I mostly fish. I use my short rod for bluegills- prefer 9ft. for GSMNP. I don't want much line nor leader on the water, 7 1/2 turns over great for me. I would use longer leaders on larger streams or tailwaters.